Jean Tomasco's practice involves employer counseling and employment litigation, with an emphasis on ERISA and benefits litigation.
Ms. Tomasco represents employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. She has defended employers against all types of employment-related claims, including discrimination and wrongful discharge claims. Ms. Tomasco also counsels employers on a variety of employment matters, including hiring practices, termination of employees, employment-related immigration issues, unemployment compensation issues, wage and hour matters, drug testing, and personnel policies and handbooks.
In addition, Ms. Tomasco represents insurers, managed care organizations, and employers in benefit claims litigation, including retaliatory discharge claims and claims brought against plan fiduciaries. She represents plan administrators and insurers in enforcing plan and policy terms and recovering overpayments. Ms. Tomasco has advised a number of clients on ERISA preemption of state laws and counsels clients regarding COBRA and other employee benefits issues. Ms. Tomasco also has advised insurers and managed care organizations regarding the drafting and interpretation of various plan provisions. She has extensive experience in managed care contracting, including the drafting of self-funded plan administration agreements and delegated vendor arrangements.